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Winter Storm Warning for Cascade Foothills In Lane County, OR

Posted: Friday, Feb 7th, 2014




WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM PST SATURDAY FOR THE CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON... SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY... AND THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS OF LANE COUNTY...



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW... SLEET... AND FREEZING RAIN... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM PST SATURDAY. THIS REPLACES THE WINTER STORM WATCH THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT.



* TIMING... SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATER THIS MORNING... POSSIBLY MIXING WITH SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN BY THIS EVENING. SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN WILL LIKELY BECOME THE PREDOMINANT PRECIPITATION TYPE BY SATURDAY MORNING.



* ACCUMULATION... ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 7 INCHES ARE LIKELY BY TONIGHT. UP TO ONE HALF INCH OF ICE IS EXPECTED IN SOME AREAS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.



* LOCATIONS INCLUDE... EUGENE... CORVALLIS... ALBANY... PHILOMATH... OAKRIDGE.



* IMPACTS... ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND ICY... INCLUDING INTERSTATE 5. DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER OUTAGES WILL BECOME INCREASINGLY LIKELY TONIGHT AND SATURDAY AS PRECIPITATION CHANGES TO FREEZING RAIN.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



HEAVY SNOW OR ICE ARE FORECAST TO ACCUMULATE IN THE AFFECTED AREAS CAUSING HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED TO CHOOSE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE... OR SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION IF TRAVEL IS UNAVOIDABLE.



RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR POWER OUTAGES THAT COULD LAST SEVERAL HOURS OR LONGER.

For the complete article see the 02-07-2014 issue.










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